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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Dec 30, 2011 6:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: This Day in '68 Radio, now until New Year's

Or the Mission Impossible theme.

What's most fascinating to me is that (a) this is the music that initially made an impact on me (Incense and Peppermints! And lots of knockoffs of Incense and Peppermints! What could be cooler?) and (b) it really drives it home why a certain band had such distrust and disdain for the music establishment, and how innovative and brilliant some of the music happening then really was ... generally off the radio, but wow, what an impact Janis makes when she comes on amid all the rest ...

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Poster: polarized blue Date: Dec 31, 2011 1:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: This Day in '68 Radio, now until New Year's

Well, actually I did listen to 1968 Radio for about 2-3 hours yesterday and shared the link with my family. I actually liked it a lot and remember when I was a kid - 3 years old in 68. My Mom used to play the radio all day long, and many of these songs are my first memories of my life. Like Big Brother and the Holding Company - Piece of My Heart, Baby Come Back, by the Equals, Creedence Clearwater Revival - I Put A Spell On You, Deep Purple - Hush, and The Beatles - Revolution , Donnovan - Hurdy Gurdy Man. She got the Beatles White Album when it was new and that album was one of the records my brother and I used to play over and over through the years growing up. She also had a couple Simon and Garfunkel records, James Taylor, Elton John, Melanie, actually quite a big collection. But I can almost imagine the sounds coming out of that radio on the table by the living room wall near the hallway. I remember at that age I was starting to piece together the puzzle of all the musical connections. I mistakenly thought for years, though, that Jimi Hendrix was in Big Brother and the Holding Company because the male backup vocals in Piece of My Heart kind of sounded like Hendrix to me. Hey, I was only 3 years old! But I feel lucky to have memories of home from that age onwards. In the summer of 69, my mom and my uncle went to Woodstock! I got left behind with my Dad, probably a wise choice by Mom. I do vaguely remember her going away for that weekend. Not sure, but other musical memories of that time were Up, Up, and Away In My Beautiful Baloon, Puff the Magic Dragon and The Banana Splits!!

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Dec 31, 2011 6:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: This Day in '68 Radio, now until New Year's

Ah, the generational divide here ... whereas I was 8, had just gotten my own radio which I dutifully turned to my mother's Approved Station (definitely not rock) and then sneak-listened to the "crazy teenage music" station when folks weren't around.

I remember Hush. I loved that song. I thought it was "Hutch." ("Hutch! Hutch! I thought I heard her callin' my name now ..." His name, of course, being Hutch.)

My parents definitely didn't go to Woodstock!!! Although they did take the family to San Francisco in the summer of '67 (unrelated to any Summer of Love) and, yes, there was a tour of the hippies. I smiled at the hippies to let them know I liked them, even if my mom did want to "give them a bath and cut their hair" :-)



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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 31, 2011 7:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: This Day in '68 Radio, now until New Year's

I actually rec'd Wheels of Fire for Xmas, 68; yes, the CREAM obsession had begun, that far back...but, I also had the first DEAD album (and both of CREAM's to date via the big brothers that left their collections at home while traveling/college), though it wouldn't be til 70, and Work & AmBeaut that they really took hold of me, and I sat CREAM aside for a number of yrs...

At the same time, I was a sucker for buying such hits as "Crimson and Clover" (7th grade girls loved this tune), though I drew the line at anything by the Monkees...or Partridge Family...I'd out grown my crush on Shirley after her role in the Music Man, and she didn't help herself by playing opposite (?) David Cassidy.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Dec 31, 2011 8:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: This Day in '68 Radio, now until New Year's

Well, you were clearly a Cool Big Kid. Like my babysitters.

I had flowered bell bottoms. They were very cool. Plus I could wear my mom's sweaters and put a belt around the waist and pretend they were miniskirts.

Speaking of That Other Band in CAPS, since I'm here for a short time in the States with fast DL speed, do you have any recs of Cream for me to DL? Not that they'd ever beat the Dead, of course ...

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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 31, 2011 1:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: This Day in '68 Radio, now until New Year's

Do you "do" torrenting? If so, DL 10-15-67; must have. Also, any from March, 68 + Oct 68. Handful of good SBDs exist. Go to Apr, 67 if you want "early"...

Emailed you, I think (unsure of addy, but rec'd it from someone that emailed me yours, if I recall...? I hate to say I can't recall how/why, but your name is "in" my addy list at Yahoo), if you'd rather just rec' them via mail in US (if there's time?).

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jan 1, 2012 6:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: This Day in '68 Radio, now until New Year's

Haven't gotten anything; must not be the right address -- unless it fell into a Mayan gulf of destruction. (I think we have until December, but things may begin to vanish before then. Emails. Socks. Tax returns.)





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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 1, 2012 11:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: This Day in '68 Radio, now until New Year's

Rats; assume you have followed advice below or "do" torrent, etc...if it ends up failing, and you want me to send them somewhere sometime, I am sure we can get in touch via one Forumite or another, as I am confident we've communicated with someone that knows someone that has someone else's email...probably Kevin Bacon; I think he posts here as "Robthewordsmith".